The Florida House and Senate will not begin state budget negotiations for at least 11 more days. Talks were expected to begin tomorrow (Thursday) on the two different versions passed by each chamber. However preliminary issues must be resolved first, including how many dollars should be allocated for major sections such as education. Next week the Florida Senate will not be in session and the House will have a scaled back schedule due to Passover and Easter.
Though President Trump's approval ratings had dropped to 37 percent by mid-August, some conservatives in southwest Alachua County are holding their ground on supporting him as the country approaches its one-year anniversary of his election victory.